Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school. He comes to you as the school psychologist for direction. For your initial post:
- Specify some strategies teachers can use to help students cope with stressful events such as this.
- Identify trends that may provide insights into and assistance with coping in the aftermath of this type of tragic event.
- Briefly discuss how you would address the Why? question that surrounds events like this.
- Lastly, examine the issue of responsibility. Defend your position by generalizing some of the pros and cons that might be associated with each of your recommended strategies.